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Reader for Project Gutenberg books [answered]

asked 2014-02-09 16:15:06 +0300

vattuvarg gravatar image

Project Gutenberg is a collection of books freely available online. Would it be hard to create a native sailfish app for browsing and reading those books?

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Noticed that project Gutenberg has audio books too. Nice...

vattuvarg ( 2014-02-10 12:56:30 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-02-10 14:26:28 +0300

Why native? Android version of Kindle reader works just great. You can download the book from Gutenberg and email it to your Jolla device using the email address provided by Amazon.

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  • Better OS integration
  • Lighter (no need for VM)
  • Users who decided NOT to install Android support can also use it
  • Last but not least: because we can.
bart ( 2014-02-10 14:29:42 +0300 )edit

I'm having hard time figuring out this almost hostile attitude towards Droid support. So, to answer the original question; I don't know how hard it would be to come up with a native app. Just wanted to point out that I am already reading Gutenberg books (because I can). Tight OS integration never crosses my mind. Still, it would be awesome to be able to browse the Gutenberg library from within the app!!!

brunkku ( 2014-02-10 15:30:08 +0300 )edit

Jolla has given the users a choice by the use of Alien Dalvik (for Android apps) and that is nice. But with sailfish it is possible to be part of the process and create exactly the product that we want. That fact isn't just nice, it's simply amazing. Personally I like the sailfish gestures better than the buttons of Android. That's why I want a native app.

vattuvarg ( 2014-02-10 16:05:12 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-11-03 14:30:49 +0300

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There is a port of FBreader in Openrepos:


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I'll try it after update 10. Thanks for the tip!

vattuvarg ( 2014-11-04 20:26:31 +0300 )edit

Someone needs assistance regarding some matter. There is this Project Gutenberg that is a collection of books easily accessible online. They took help from essaytigers review. The person needs to know whether it be hard to make an innate sailfish application for browsing and reading those books or not? Any kind of help would be appreciated.

Aaron99 ( 2019-03-26 13:13:29 +0300 )edit

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